Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Sep 2010 21:53 UTC
Internet & Networking I attended VM World last week, and as you might imagine, it was "cloud computing" this and "cloud computing" that the whole time. The hype factor for the cloud is in overdrive right now. But is it warranted? A lot of people, even tech-oriented ones, outside of the data center sysadmin types, wonder what all the hype is about. I've come to believe that cloud computing is major computing revolution, but for most computing users, it's an invisible one.
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Further note
by nt_jerkface on Wed 8th Sep 2010 00:53 UTC
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

I just clicked on an ad here for cloud hosting at the planet.

The offer is $50 a month for which includes 1 vcpu. Well how much power is one vcpu? If it is 1/total_instances that means nothing to me. For $180 I get 2 vcpus. When will I find out if I need 2 vcpus? When the company arbitrarily tells me? Oh joy, just like shared hosting.

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RE: Further note
by Zifre on Wed 8th Sep 2010 01:04 in reply to "Further note"
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

The offer is $50 a month for which includes 1 vcpu. Well how much power is one vcpu?

Usually they will give a rough CPU equivalent, e.g. 1 vcpu = 1 Core 2 Duo, or something. Of course, you probably don't always get that much.

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